It’s that time of year when fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish start fired up to buy tickets for the home football games. It’s because of this craze (in one form or another) that I stumbled upon a pretty sweet find.
That’s a complete strip of Notre Dame football tickets for 1988 — completely intact and looking good (maybe too good). It’s like someone got real pissed off after losing to the Texas A&M Aggies in the Cotton Bowl, and was all... SCREW IT!
A few thoughts here:
- The total cost for the entire 1988 season with seven home games was $147.00. A single ticket in the lower dome for games against the Temple Owls, Miami-Ohio Redhawks, and Wake Forest Demon Deacons in 2017 was $145.00. A ticket in 2017 for the corner of the stadium in the upper bowl was $145.00 for the Georgia Bulldogs and USC Trojans.
- Dick Rosenthal and Gene Corrigan were obviously not cut from the same cloth as Jack Swarbrick. They didn’t try to pimp off the game against the Air Force Falcons to some neutral site stadium.
- Seven home games and the Irish went 11-0 during the regular season.
As many of us love to say... it ain’t 1988 anymore.